Amazon’s John Rauser: What is a Data Scientist?

John Rauser, a principal engineer at Amazon, discusses careers in big data at the O’Reilly Strata Conference. Rauser shares the story of the world’s first data scientist and then his own 18-year career journey from software engineering to data scientist. Read More

Amazon Provides More Details on Dublin Outage

Amazon Web Services has released a detailed incident report on last week’s data center outage in Dublin. Amazon outlined steps it would take to address the issues, and announced a 10-day service credit for all customers that were affected. Read More

Equinix Offers Direct Connect to Amazon Cloud


Colocation customers in Equinix data centers can now connect their infrastructure directly to Amazon Web Services via AWS Direct Connect, establishing a private network connection that can reduce network costs and increase throughput. Read More

Amazon Slashes Cloud Data Transfer Fees

On Thursday Amazon Web Services announced that it was eliminating fees for inbound data transfer (uploads) and reducing fees for outbound data transfer (delivery). Here’s a roundup of analysis and commentary from around the Web. Read More

Amazon Deploying Containers in Oregon

A subsidiary of has deployed six data center modules at a project in Umatilla, Oregon, local media reported this week. It is one of three Oregon sites where Amazon has filed building plans. Read More

Many AWS Sites Recover, Some Face Longer Wait

As the performance problems with the Amazon cloud platform enter a second day, Amazon says it has isolated the issues to a single availability zone. As the Amazon team continues to work to restore the remaining services, many AWS customers that were offline Thursday have managed to get their sites up and running. Read More

Major Amazon Outage Ripples Across Web


When a busy cloud computing platform crashes, the impact is felt widely. That’s the case with today’s extended outage for Amazon Web Services, which is battling latency issues at one of its northern Virginia data centers. Many high-profile AWS customers are either down or reporting problems. Read More

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